IT was a first and second for Johnb on Friday with the nap winning at 7-4 and the NB just missing out at 11-2.
The nap was Alex My Boy and hopefully our man will repeat the success on Saturday with a massive 20-1 nap gamble. Although as Johnb points out anyone not as confident as himself can go each way.
Johnb's Saturday tips
MASTER OF FINANCE 7-1 William Hill
MARIA MONTEZ 11-4 NB Paddy Power
Johnb says: “Because it's saturday I said I would pick one meeting & a horse for every race & this week it's Haydock. But remember these are not my main tips.”
1:50 Profitable 2-11
2:20 Lahaag 10-1
2:55 Educate 6-1
3:25 Lightning Thunder 11-8
4:00 Lesha 15-2
4:35 Elsiniaar 11-4
5:05 Black Schnapps 20-1
Black Schnapps (NAP)
I have napped this horse at 20-1 & anyone not as confident can do it each way at that price but his form is good enough to win this. Last time out he was 12th of 18 in the King George at Ascot but the jockey made too much of the horse too early and he faded in the final furlong. Also the ground was probably too firm but it was a decent run behind the likes of Elite Army, Windshear, Arab Dawn & Alex My Boy.
Before that race he had a really eye-catching run here at Haydock when this time he was probably given too much to do but really finished well & was catching the first two of Wrangler & Montaaly. He also had two good wins before that race at Salisbury & Doncaster. Like I said earlier the ground was too firm for Black Schnapps last time but anything from good ground or softer would be great for him but really the more rain the better. Even if no more rain comes the ground just now would be okay.
Black Schnapps has improved a lot lately & he has the scope to improve a lot more & 20-1 for this horse is just too big. I even think 10-1 would have been a massive price.
Good luck everyone.